Download the mind map here, and use the handy hyperlinks below.
- Virtual book fair booksforbugs.co.uk/virtual-book-fairs/
- Matchbox challenge Ask participants to photograph their items if they aren’t allowed to bring them into school
- Classroom/bubble cinema
- Cookbooks fundraisingcookbooks.co.uk
- Joke books Compile pupils’ favourite jokes. If commercial printing isn’t viable, print as a booklet on A4 and sell for £1.
- Sponsored read/spell/read-a-thon/times table challenge
- Ink cartridges theinkbin.co.uk emptiesplease.com
- CDs/DVDs musicmagpie.co.uk
- Textile recycling rags2riches4schools.co.uk/happyschoolbag.co.uk
- Pens terracycle.com/en-GB/brigades/bic-uk
- Sell second-hand goods sellitforschool.org charity.ebay.co.uk vintagegiving.com
- Second-hand uniform online or socially distanced sale
- Tea towels, bags, aprons, water bottles, mugs, key fobs Go down the traditional route of using children’s drawings or find a local artist who is willing to create artwork especially for your school. stuartmorris.co.uk countrysideart.co.uk classfundraising.co.uk chameleoncreate.co.uk cauliflowercards.co.uk
- Jute bags naturalbagcompany.co.uk
- Lanyards justlanyards.co.uk
- Bears school-bears.co.uk
PE and gym
- Sponsored bunny hop for Easter Set up an activity circuit, then ask the children (bunnies) to get sponsorship based on how many circuits they complete.
- Dance-a-thon Can pupils dance for a whole hour? Or two? Hold in bubbles and award prizes individually and for the best classes.
- Non-uniform day
- Dress up or down day
- Break the rules/Dare to be different day Compile a list of school rules the children are allowed to break for one day. A fine must be paid for each rule broken.
- Pyjama day
- World Book Day dressing up
- Hoodies Order early in the year to allow leavers more opportunities to wear their hoodies. hartlandhoodies.com hardysyearbooks.co.uk
- Yearbooks yearbooksdirect.co.uk
- Autograph books iqcards.co.uk
- Gift Aid
- Regular donations donatemyschool.com cafonline.org
- Automatic donations roundups.org
- Match funding
- Individual walking challenge
- Individual sponsored bike ride
- Socially distanced relay
- Individual climb a mountain
- Individual fun run
- Group challenge ‘Walk to another country’. Take the number of pupils in the school and multiply by how many miles you think each might walk. Select a country that distance away. Tie the challenge in with learning about the country or cooking its dishes in school.
- Name labels stamptastic.co.uk stikins.co.uk mynametags.com findmykit.com easy2name.com
- Shopping affiliates smile.amazon.co.uk giveasyoulive.com
- Cookies cookiesthatcount.com
- Support your local economy by asking nearby businesses if they would be interested in an affiliate scheme.
- 100 club
- School lottery yourschoollottery.co.uk
- Online raffle
- Online silent auction jumblebee.co.uk
- Text raffle nationalfundingscheme.org
- Raffles raffleticketsdirect.co.uk quickprintuk.com stubbstickets.com
- Treasure hunt/quiz
- Scarecrow trail
- Easter egg hunt
- Front garden sale
- Geocaching geocaching.com/play
- Winter lanterns Light up the dark days of winter. Provide families with a lantern-making kit with simple instructions and choose an evening after school for the trail to take place. Participants can tick off each lantern on a trail map, which they print at home. Offer prizes for the most creative lanterns.
- Online magic show amigosmagic.co.uk
- Online magic lesson magic4children.co.uk
- Gin/wine tasting
- Music bingo hitmixbingo.com
- Virtual race night racenightservices.co.uk/virtual-race-nights-downloads
- Virtual theatre show evalongproductions.co.uk
- Balloon racing ecoracing.co
- Online disco
- Online quiz
- Afternoon tea
- Online workshop
- Online art show
- Online courses Ask a local provider if they can offer a course for your community and share the profits.